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numbers picked out. thanks so much. >> it's five bucks. all right. i'll do it. good luck to all of us. see you tomorrow. it's 9:00 a.m. on the east coast. 6:00 a.m. in the west. i'm carol costello sitting in for kyra phillips. we begin in libya. new day and new sounds of violence in tripoli. explosions and anti-aircraft fire echo across the capital. we'll get the latest from there. >>> witnesses say in government tanks and snipers are in the center of misurata and thofrs a hospitals are overflowing. gadhafi says he will defeat the coalition by any method. and that coalition is growing. this morning we learned that kuwait and jordan joining the list of countries against gadhafi. just minutes ago turkey joined the group. it will provide warships and a submarine to enforce an arms embargo against libya. this military action could be long and drawn out. here's what president obama said about that in an interview with cnn. >> gadhafi may try to hunker down and wait it out even in the face of a no-fly zone even though his forces have been degraded. but keep in mind that we don't just have milita
patrolling off libya's coast, this as the u.s. gets ready to hand over control of the no fly zone to the alliance. whatever that alliance is. we don't know at this time. in the meantime pro car davi forces ratchet up attacks in an eastern city of that country, stopping rebel groups there, but the international air strikes continue and now we have reports that those attacks forced pro qaddafi forces to withdraw tanks from another rebel-held city in the west. a whole lot goes on there today, jon. jon: the libyan leader remains as defiant as ever, appearing from his compound in tripoli and vowing to win the historic battle. now there's word, though, that mommar qaddafi may be planning his exit strategy. secretary of state hillary clinton, weighing in on that on abc's "world news with diane sawyer". >> this is what we hear from so many sources, diane, it is a constanto. >> today? >> today, yesterday, the day before. some of it, i'll be very, you know -- it's my personal opinion -- some of it is theater. a lot of it is just the way he bee haves. it's somewhat unpredictable. but some of
senators gary hart and norm coleman assess president obama's decision to use u.s. military power in libya. >> ifill: then, we get a report from a japan battered by nuclear disaster and now facing elevated radiation levels in its tap water. >> lehrer: miles o'brien looks at the future for u.s. nuclear power in the wake of the japan crisis. >> ifill: ray suarez reports on how the north african nation of morocco is working to avoid becoming the next target of regional unrest. >> reporter: in washington, morocco's foreign minister gave us an overview of king mohammed's planned reforms for a country facing some of the same discontents as its neighbors. >> you know what i feel like? i feel all the time like a cat on a hot tin roof! >> lehrer: and jeffrey brown remembers legendary film star elizabeth taylor who died today at age 79. that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the bill and melinda gates foundation. dedicated to the idea that all people des
. joining us now from jerusalem, david horowitz, ed tore of the "washington post." he will be joining us about what's happening on the ground. we're looking at pictures out of jerusalem. you can see the scene there. a lot of questions, chaotic scene as people scramble to safety to figure out what had actually occurred, what took place. this comes amid a great deal of tension in the middle east, and this is just the latest that we have seen this coming out of israel between israelis and the palestinians, a conflict, and as you know, a peace that has not been achieved in that particular area. we are still waiting for more information, but you can tell from the pictures there, folks are on the phone, trying to get information, clearing the streets, the emergency personnel trying to evacuate the scene. we understand that we have a medic who is on the phone now who is joining us. sir, can you give us your name? >> i am with the american services. >> where are you now? >> i'm on the scene. we are nearly two hours after the explosion. it occurred a few minutes after 3:00 our time next to a bus
, mike, stay on it for us. martha: from the capitol in wisconsin to our nice's capitol controversial hearings on radicalization in the american, muslim community. christian, jewish muslim groups are protesting outside as this is happening. household chairman paoeuter king is receiving roupb the clock security. in opening remarks kings addressed the controversy but stressed the importance of moving forward with the hearings, take a listen. >> i'm well aware that the announcement of these hearings has generated considerable controversy and opposition. some of this opposition such as my colleague and friends has been measured and thoughtful. other opposition both from special interest groups and the media has ranged from disbelief to rage and hysteria. let me make it clear today that i remain convinced that these hearings must go forward and they will. martha: well we're a few hours into the hearings now. shannon bream is live in washington with the latest. congressman ellison was very emotional this morning. what brought that on, what did he have to say in his testimony. >> reporter: h
traffic control procedures. u.s. transportation secretary ray lahood calling for at least two air traffic controllers now to man overnight shifts. this after a controller at d.c.'s reagan national airport reportedly fell asleep and two planes couldn't get in touch with the tower after mid night just trying to land. both had to go in for a landing on their own. toes your headlines. >> five hour energy ran out and two planes had to do their own thing. >> i'm sure nothing's down there on the runway. let's cross our fingers. let's talk a little bit about what's going on right now. in libya, new video just in, one of qaddafi's bases reportedly destroyed by u.s. coalition air strikes. look at these pictures, showing a flaming wreckage overnight and qaddafi's compound in tripoli also reportedly targeted again and was struck. the commander of britain's royal air force says libya's air force no longer exists. >> so now that we also have an exclusive story that came to us, i think james rosen and jennifer griffin working on this together. essentially, there might be some break as we try to find o
, but temperatures below average. showers are beginning to break apart to the west of us across front royal and winchester and martinsburg. we could see a little sleet to the north of us for the next couple hours or so, not a point to amount to a lot. lingering morning showers give way to a gradual clearing 47-52 degrees. the extended outlook in a few minutes. now to lisa baden with traffic. >>> looks good on 66 and 95 and the beltway. overnight work on 95. 270, 95 in and out of baltimore looks good between frederick and the beltway. nothing complicated out of southern maryland. the pavement is dry. that will change. there is a complication in landover maryland. inner loop, the first exit for 50 the exit ramp closed because of the crash. >>> two murders two days and two blocks apart. >> this morning a suspect is in custody and charged with the deaths of two men in olney. the accused killer is due to appear in district court in rockville later today. if brianne carter is standing by with details. good morning. >> good morning. the suspect is expected to face a judge later today. authorities
, but despite eight days of bombing the u.s. says military ground forces loyal to president gadhafi still pose a significant threat. on monday, president obama will address the nation on the libyan crisis. >>> disaster in japan. japan's prime minister describes the situation as grave and serious, after another dangerous radiation leak is found at the crippled fukushima nuclear power plant. u.s. navy barges are bringing fresh water to try to head off a meltdown "early" this saturday fresh water to try to head off a meltdown "early" this saturday morning, march 26th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to a gorgeous spring morning in new york city. 20-something degrees. but who cares, it looks nice. >> that's a beautiful picture, russ. >> welcome to "the early show," i'm russ mitchell. >> and i'm rebecca jarvis. we begin with the latest on the battle for libya. rebels have recaptured the key eastern city of ajdabiya. nato takes control of some of the u.s.-led operation in libya in a matter of days, and president obama will address the nation on monday night to explain u.s. involvement in
? leave her. >> as we said, our nic robertson is staying at the hotel where it happened. he joins us live now from there. who is this woman and where is she now? >> reporter: she is a middle class woman who lives in tripoli. her tribal name means -- or implies that she is from benghazi in the east of the country and apparently that's what got her into so much trouble. she says when she stopped at a government checkpoint, she came to this hotel because she wanted to tell her story. this is the international journalists were but it reveals perhaps exactly what the opposition fear, what they say happens and how their voices are stifled by the government. it was a very, very shocking event when it took place here. [ speaking foreign language ] she came to tell her story to the only people she thought would listen. international journalists in a city hotel. they're all libyans she calls out. why don't you treat us the same? she claims to have been picked up at a government checkpoint, tied, beaten and raped. her name is imam el abady. my honor was violated by them. it is the first time anyone
the government for two more weeks which takes us to march 18th, and then we are right back where we started with the contentious battles between republicans and democrats. one thing that we did learn today, harry reid, the senate majority leader, just had a news conference after that vote and he announced that vice president joe biden is going to inject himself into the process, and he will be conducting meetings with republicans and democrats to try to find the middle ground on the negotiations. right now they are about $60 billion apart on the ideal. and it is a fundamental battle in congress and nose in the republican ranks and especially those from the far right want a lot of cuts and what democrats call extreme cuts. on the left, harry reid has to deal with the liberals who say don't cut too much. the democrats feel that some of the cuts will hurt job growth and job creation. so that is what joe biden has in store for him. now, let's not forget it was joe biden who last year behind the scenes was working with republicans and democrats to find a way to get an agreement on a tax cut prop
us about that in a moment. good morning, i'm tony perkins in for steve this morning. >> and i'm allison seymour. and we want to get right to tucker well news of how the rest of the day will shape up. we saw the picture, not too pretty. >> not pretty at all. we have fog across the area and cool temperatures. bring along a jacket. our highs today will struggle into the mid to upper 40s and still dealing with leftover rain. your hd radar showing activity breaking out as close as southwest washington, across southern side of the beltway. so all of this will be pushing east and then we still have pretty good rains to the south and west toward fredericksberg, east of culpeper. and this will be pushing into southern maryland in the next hour or so. so a few more showers and maybe steady rain to the south and then we'll see gradual clearing later on today. let's push on and we'll show you the satellite radar. you'll notice out to the west, a lot of cloud cover into ohio and indiana. but we're seeing breaks in kentucky and some of that will get into
clinton told the house foreign affairs committee that there quote no options off limits. should the u.s. intervene? joining me for today's two at the top is the washington correspondent for "time" magazine. it's critical for the u.s. to handle this right. if they do intervene, what is doing it the right way? >> well, they're trying to figure that out at the moment. it's been a long time since the u.s. did active mail temilitary interventions for humanitarian purposes. they did it in the 1990s after the fall of the cold war in places like somalia and vulcans. iraq in the post 9/11 era, made doing that kind of thing much harder because u.s. intervention was seen as the form of aggression. they're trying to strike a balance between the demands to launch humanitarian assistance backed by some form of u.s. military protection and broader international protection with the danger of crossing the line into what might be seen as a more aggressive military intervention into an arab country. >> the europeans have a big stake in this as well. there's a huge investment in oil fields there. there cou
can you pass an american citizenship test? >> who is current u.s. vice president? >> current u.s. vice president, isn't it condaleeza rice? >> oh, boy. is that right or wrong? i'll keep it going. we'll find out what people know and don't know about our own government. "fox & friends" starts right now. >> all right. good morning, everybody. thanks so much for joining us. muammar qaddafi is fighting back this morning. qaddafi's forces are striking back in libya. they're pounding rebel held towns with heavy shelling. residents in the town say there are casualties including four children and this comes as the coalition tries to extend the no-fly zone to tripoli. fox's steve harrigan has more from libya's capital. >> a third night of attacks here in the libyan capital. several loud explosions off about one mile from where i'm standing near the direction of colonel qaddafi's compound which has been targeted as a command and control center for the regime. those explosions followed up immediately by anti-aircraft fire here from several points around that compound, those red tracer bul
the government forces out. meanwhile, u.s. warships are moving closer to libya as we speak. and this morning, calls for a no-fly zone are getting louder. it's something that the u.s. military would likely take the lead in enforcing. defense secretary robert gates mean, though, setting up a no-fly zone would basically mean war since the u.s. would have to strike libya to take out its air defenses. >>> take a look at the map, a ajdabiya and al brega, capable of landing and a big one, ben wedeman is on the phone from benghazi, libya. ben, you had come close to one of the bombs being dropped. in fact, about 40 yards from you. what schais happening from them >> reporter: what we're hearing, from l bral brega, there have b more air raids. and also this ammunition stock which is providing a lot of the ammunition and weaponry for the rebels who yesterday weren't able to push pro-gadhafi forces out of the day after you mentioned that day long gun battle. i just got off the phone with somebody who lives there, he said the forces are gathering in that town. to,he says, start to push back -- push toward
in the west. george is taking time off. great to have dave muir with us. >> good morning, so sad. >> so sad, we're learning about the in legendary actress, liz taylor passing away. she died of congestive heart failure. surrounded the her four children. >> she was hospitaled six weeks ago, her condition stabilized. it was hoped she could return home. obviously not to be. one of her sons calling her an extraordinary woman who lived life to the fullest with great passion, humor and love. we'll talk to our friend in a few minutes. >> liz taylor with those beautiful violet eyes. >> i know. >> she went on to film 50 h films, married 8 times, twice to richard burton. sharyn alfonsi has more on liz taylor's extraordinary life. she was just 12 years old when she filmed "national velvet" in 1954. >> she grew to be one of the most beautiful women in hollywood. she was maggie in "hot tin roof." >> is it a wonder? do you know what i feel like? i feel like a cat on a hot tin roof. >> reporter: by the time she played cleopatra in 1963, she was one of the most famous women in the w
. but you never know. i think all of us who loved her a lot had seen her get through so many extraordinary illnesses. in my case, you know, i sort of watched her over the past 20, 25 years, and she had been very sick many times, and she always had this extraordinary life force, and she sort of pushed through and came back. and i think we all thought that would be the case again, and definitely fervently hoped that. so it -- it's kind of shattering. and i think everybody around her, her very close friends and her family, are just devastated. >> you know, i was trying to think overnight, sally, about why it was that people around the world seemed to identify with her so much. none of us live a life like the one elizabeth taylor lived. and yet perhaps it was the fragility of her that allowed us to identify with her. she had ups and downs like all of us, turbulence, health issues, addiction. is that what you think made people really recognize her? >> i think that's definitely part of it. that she had these real challenges, and she was very honest about them. she was very authentic. i mean, eve
on the constitutionality of mandatory health care but don't want to talk about who pays for the uninsured. that would be us. unless we let them die. what does that cost every year, both financially and in human misery? thanks as always for your comments and continue to the conversation facebook.com/carolcnn. >> thank you, carol. >>> cnn newsroom continues right now with randi kaye in for ali velshi. >> thank you. we're on top of four big stories this hour. allies making inroads in libya. japan reacting to radioactive tap water in tokyo. the first terrorist bombing in jerusalem since 2004. and the passing of a ledged age. that word is sadly overused but no one wore it better than elizabeth taylor. remarking on her death today at 79, taylor's friend elton john said, we have just lost a hollywood giant. more importantly, we have lost an incredible human being. taylor had suffered for years from congestive heart failure and was hospitalized in los angeles for weeks. a former cnn colleague knew elizabeth taylor well and spoke with her many times on the air and off. we're talking about larry king. he joins me no
. it could spark intervention from the u.s. and its allies within hours. and david kerley is with the president, who is beginning a trip to latin america, in brazil. good morning, david? >> reporter: the president is in brazil now. waiting to see if the unpredictable moammar gadhafi heeds his warning. and gadhafi may have answered in the last several hours. and that letter that you mentioned, calling the u.n. resolution invalid. and his forces continue to strike at the rebels in the east. this morning, a striking image. a libyan fighter plane, shot down by rebel forces battling moammar gadhafi. the libyan leader had reportedly been bombing the rebels inside his country, despite president obama's stark warning just 12 hours earlier. >> a cease-fire must be implemented immediately. let me be clear. these terms are not negotiable. >> reporter: within hours of that statement, gadhafi's government scrambled, saying it's declared a cease-fire. but this morning, the fighting continues. and there are new questions about if and when the united states and its allies will have to enf
, husband number six, u.s. senator, john warner. >> heart and soul were just as beautiful as her classic face and majestic eyes. >> reporter: but it was her romance to richard burton whom she first married in 1974 and then again in 1985, that created a media frenzy. >> they were trail blazers for the paparazzi. there had never been anything like. that never stars that big. never a romance that famous and public and scandalous. >> reporter: in 2009, she privately mourned the passing of one of her best friends, michael jackson. in her later years, it was her charity work for aids research that she says kept her going. just days after celebrating her 79th birthday in february, taylor was hospitalized with congestive heart failure. she will be remembered for her beauty, generosity and grace. a private family funeral will be held later this week. the family asked that in lew of flowers, donations be made to the elizabeth taylor aids foundation. in los angeles, news4. >> elizabeth taylor had a major connection to the washington area. she married former virginia senator john warner back in 1976
of an air assault on libya. really the third front the u.s. is fighting on these days. it was launched by president obama to protect civilians, he said, because gadhafi's forces were bearing down on the rebels' headquarter city of benghazi. but all those cruise missiles and bombs still haven't stopped the ground fighting. the rebels were under heavy fire today about 100 miles to the south of benghazi. and as you're about to see, our own chief foreign correspondent, richard engel, was with them and got about as close as you'd ever want to. richard is back safely in benghazi tonight and is with us from there tonight. richard, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. the rebels have the will, they have the numbers, but they don't have the equipment or the discipline to take on gadhafi's forces where they're dug in, as we saw for ourselves firsthand today. the road outside benghazi today is a graveyard of gadhafi's armored vehicles, destroyed by western air strikes. after an hour and a half driving south flanked by desert, we reached the rebels' front line. there are no trenches or
and some humid air not too far away from us by mid to late afternoon. temperatures are going to be all over the place later today. the farther south you go, the warmer it will be. much warmer in places like fredericksburg, likely in the mid to upper 60s. currently 49. here in washington we're 45. but hagerstown is just 40 degrees. off to the north and east, wilmingtonton 38 and with a wedge of cool air. highs will struggle with 50 north and east of the city. there is your forecast, mostly cloudy skies, showers and thunderstorms likely again. some could be on the strong side late this afternoon and tonight. cooler than yesterday, 58 the daytime high. more details on the forecast in a couple of minutes. back to you. >> tucker, thank you. >>> and we begin with a news alert involving the commute on metro. there is no green line service right now between the congress heights and l'enfant plaza station. this is because of a track problem at anacostia. there is a shuttle bus between the effected stations and we've heard from several passengers from congress heights as a mess with hundreds of peopl
's drinking level. robert bazell joins us again this morning. hey, bob. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, ann. we have to point out that the levels of radiation in the drinking water in tokyo are much lower than they are in many cities in the world. as you point out, infants might be at some risk. it has to be unsettling for parents. there is another indication of as long as the reactor keeps spewing radiation we'll have more problems. at the reactor there is hopeful news but more problems, an indication that this is not coming to an end. at this water plant that serves the greater tokyo area, officials found radioactive iodine twice as high as the standard for infants. parents were told to give infants only bottled water. again today black smoke from reactor number 3 forced workers to temporarily evacuate the site. with radiation continuing to leak from the plant workers hooked up power lines to all six reactors. it could be weeks before the cooling systems are operational. reactor 1 reached dangerous temperatures today. work at reactor 2 halted after high levels of radiation we
health problems over the years. more details later on. nato said it will start using warships to enforce a united nations arms embargo against libya. also, u.s.-led coalition aircraft attack a base used by moammar gadhafi's forces to strike at the rebel-held city of misrata. president obama flies home from el salvador today and says a plan to hold off the leadership role in libya will go into effect this week. radiation levels in tokyo's water supply are now too high for infants. they are telling parents to use bottled water instead. meantime workers trying to stop radiation leaks at a damaged nuclear power plant were temporarily evacuated today when smoke rose from the complex again. detroit's population has plummeted by 25% over the past decade. this according to startling new census data. the former industrial powerhouse now has the smallest population its had since 1910. google's plan to digitize every book ever published and distribute them online has been rejected by a federal judge. over 15 million books have been scanned in the project that would have created the largest digital
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is enjoying time off. >> great on have you here. and i shared with you in the opening make us proud. >> which is nicer than what you were going to say. >> always fun to have you here. coming up, the unemployment rate has fallen. those are words we haven't heard in a long time. businesses are starting to hire and consumer confidence is on the rise. this good news comes as gas prices soar this week amid the ongoing crisis in the middle east and that's putting a lot of pressure on america's pocketbooks. what could it mean? we'll break it down. >>> and a daring rescue as a firefighter came to the rescue of two painters whose scaffolding snapped high above the ground leaving them dangling on the side of a building. the amazing rescue story coming up. >> we were showing that live on local television. it was amazing to watch them pull it off. they practice this kind of stuff but it's still a maze to go watch. >>> and then the difference between store brands and generic. how do they stack up when it comes to taste some we'll show you what happened when one mom pulled a fast one on her husband and fiv
says it will be hosting a summit in london next week. progress on the u.s. mandate intervention in libya. the u.s. military said there is no indication that coalition air strikes resulted in any civilian casualties. wednesday night, sites again or targeted in the capital of tripoli. bobby gaddafi -- gaddafi's tanks in israel were hit. schelling's have resumed. >> a propaganda war is also being waged in libya. brandishing, a presenter on libyan state television pledged to give his last breath for libyan leader gaddafi. state television also broadcast images of gaddafi's supporters staging demonstrations and gaddafi himself making a brief public appearance for the first time in days. speaking from his compound, gaddafi pledged victo, denouncinghat he called the unjustified aggression of crusader nations. although the united nations- backed strike had forced his troops to retreat, battles are still waiting on the ground. rebels and regime forces are still fighting for control in eastern libya, where thehave been engaged in a standoff for days. the u.s. president says intervention w
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of barry bonds, bombshell testimony from a star government witness. elizabeth wenger tells us what he had to say on the stand and she joins us now live from san francisco. elizabeth. >> reporter: hey, good afternoon, frank. yeah, the most interesting revelation of the morning actually came from barry bonds' former childhood friend. now, told the jury that he knew way back in 1999 that bonds was using steroids. bonds again walked quietly into the courthouse this morning without talking to the media. now, inside the courtroom, bonds watched stoically as his former friend and business manager steve hoskins took the witness stand. he told the jury as far back as 1999 bonds asked him to research one type of steroid and what the side effects were. hoskins also said he saw a couple of times bonds and his personal trainer greg anderson go off into a bedroom during spring training and in one instance the trainer was actually holding a syringe. he also said he had conversations with bonds about the baseball player injecting himself when he was upset that anderson wouldn't do it. well, hoskins also
the coast to force an arms embargo. jim maceda is live in tripoli, what can you tell us about the latest air strikes on gadhafi's forces around misrata? >> reporter: hi there, willie, that's right, there are now more and more of these air strikes happening in that part of the country, which is much closer to us, miss rat rata about 100 milt of tripoli, there's an indication in place than it was a couple days a go. we are hearing reports, not directly from misrata, from others in misrata, calling relatives outside and then we're picking up information from that, suggesting that there are now, has been a series of air attacks, assaults, bombings, on to the pro-gadhafi forces, and that includes tanks, it includes snipers. it includes obviously troops, mortar rounds -- mortar -- mortar men, and they are still in the -- in the outskirts of misrata and have been doing that every day, penetrating to the center, fighting, intensively, often nine, ten, yesterday, in fact, 40 killed, and then pulling back. trying to squeeze at the same time as they attack misrata, trying to squeeze the city. they've c
the disaster. they will join us morning to tell us what's being done to find her. >> also coming up, the murder case against casey anthony, the florida mop accused of kaling her daughter, caylee. with her trial just weeks away, a judge has made a very important ruling on stapts she made to the police, statements the defense doesn't want a jury to hear. we'll tell you a lot more about that still ahead. but we want to begin with libya. gadhafi stepping up his rhetoric saying the demands for a cease-fire are invalid. jim maceda is live in tripoli for us. >> reporter: first let's go to benghazi and reports from both rebel fighters and residents there that gadhafi forces now are on the outskirts of benghazi and they are fighting on the outskirts. they moved from about 40 or 50 miles outside of town to about 12 miles last night. this morning they were just three miles out beyond the center of town with tanks firing towards the center. also mortar rounds were being fired. the rebels are under attack. no other way to describe it. these forces are coming from the so you were approach and this, of course
, why are people from london calling us. turns out britney had taken the bag and 48 hours later was in london running around town with this bag. that's how, you know, word-of-mouth -- next thing you knew we were in london. that's even more expensive, isn't it? >> yeah, this one's more expensive. >> while cara has a bag and an impressive line of stars to wear the bags, more impressive is the p.r. budget she used to get the press. >> my public relations budget when i starred was zero. no money. there was no budget. was me, which i didn't pay myself. so there was no money. >> that's not exactly true. at first, cara spent thousands making a costly mistake which taught her she was better off not spending any money. >> it was a $it,000 lesson. -- $3,000 lesson. i don't know that i want to have many more lessons that cost me $3,000. >> the mistake was hiring a big-time p.r. narm promise today to contact celebrities like demi moore and give them sample bags with a handwritten bag from cara. >> i would write a note, "dear demi moore, this is why you should wear this bag." we gave away ba
. there is an indication that they may not be able tole control the reactor in the long term. right now, they are using stop-gap measures, desperate measures to keep what's left of the core that hasn't melted from melting. but i think the authorities have no confidence and they are not expecting to keep it up for the weeks or months that may be necessary to prevent a further core melt. >> we heard an hour ago a japanese nuclear safety official said the water inside the waste storage pool at the plant may be boiling. what's the significance of that? are we facing the potential of yet another explosion? >> well, earlier today there was an explosion at the spent fuel pool of the number 4 reactor. it had been shut down but all the fuel from the core was put in the spent fuel pool, so it was hot. that experienced a hydrogen explosion indicating there was fuel damage. certainly if there is boiling water in a pool that means the water level covering the spentle fuel could decrease and we could be faced with yet another episode of fuel degradation, hydrogen explosion. these pools are not within the leak tight
some leadership and the president use his bully pulpit. the president must have heard. i'll praise it, i'll pass it. the senate passed after an overwhelming vote in the house to cut $4 billion, almost unprecedented in modern politics. as they do that, the president said i'm not going to waste any time. come to my house. john boehner says wait a second, i'm going to tell greta something different. let's listen. >> i think the vice president would better spend his time if he sat down with harry reid and nancy pelosi and come up with a democrat position. like i said before, it's hard to sit down and negotiate. we've done our work. i know where we are. they know where we are. but we don't know what their position is. but he doesn't -- it would be a far better use of his time. >> he's exactly right. so according to the democrats, at 3:00 this afternoon in a room in the senate somewhere, they're going to have this meeting with joe biden, bill bailey, the chief of staff and jack lu, exactly right. here's the problem, though, the republicans say nothing is scheduledment we don't have anything
was for it before he was against it. >> it's whatever he can use to make some -- >> don't be so cynical. mike barnicle, seemed like a good idea until obama did it, now it just makes no sense at all. >> that's what i was going to m working overtime with newt. we have a couple clips portraying just exactly what you pointed out, joe. three weeks ago he's for doing exactly what president obama did and all of a sudden innocent last three days he's opposed everything president obama has done. >> can i pretend to disagree? >> yes. >> try. >> you can. give it a try. >> he was for intervention, then he thought it was too late and he didn't like the way it was executed in a multilateral way. if you're going for newt inconsistencies and hypocrisies, this one doesn't move the needle for me. >> just admit you've now salvaged the newt gingrich chapter of game change two, halperin. he's still talking to you. willie geist, before we get to news, i'm telling you, people are -- i'm dead serious. mark halperin talked about this in his note. it may be in vogue to make fun of donald trump's presidential run but w
in the pacific ocean. >>> the february jobs numbers are out and they bring some good news. the u.s. economy added 192,000 jobs in february and the unemployment rate dropped below 9% for the first time since april of 2009. cnn's christine romans joins us from new york with some perspective. what do the numbers really mean? they make you smile, but what do they really mean? >> reporter: as one economist said, february was healthy enough. and two years into an economic recovery, we still been waiting for that economic news that the labor market at least was healthy enough. 192,000 jobs absorbs new entrance into the work force because of immigration and the way people are aging and coming into the work force. new workers coming in so that is good news. it picks up a few other workers as well. 192,000 the best we have seen since may 2010. and there were a couple of revisions. you had more jobs created in december and later in the year than we had thought and pick up another 5,000 jobs that way. it paints a picket what many analysts and economists and small business owners are telling us you were start
. as well as a major hail storm there. we're going to get the latest in a live report. al will give us the forecast in a couple of minutes. >> in the meantime, we'll get our first look inside the nuclear power plant in japan. you can see the dangerous and dark conditions those heroic workers are battling as they try to restore power to the reactors. and overnight, two workers had to be rushed to the hospital after being exposed to radioactive elements. we'll get details in a live report this morning. >> here's the question that i think will be of interest to a lot of parents out there. how far should a school go to protect one student with a severe peanut allergy? parents are in an uproar over the strict new rules put in place in an elementary school in florida. they claim what's being done there to keep one child safe is hurting other kids' education. we're going to hear from both sides in that story. >>> but we begin this morning with severe weather on both coasts. the weather channel's allison is in greensburg, pennsylvania. allison, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, m
>>> good morning. a responsibility to act. president obama defends his decision to involvele the u.s. military in libya but vowed our troops will not be used to overthrow moammar gadhafi by force. >> to be blunt, we went down that road in iraq. >> did the president say enough to quiet his critics? >> prince harry joins a punishing expedition to the north pole. we are with him live. >> and buried. a snow boarder crashes and becomes trapped upside down in six feet of snow. his helmet camera captured it all including a desperate call to his wife. >> i'm stuck in a tree well. give them my phone number. >> are you serious? >> i'm going to die if they don't find me. >> luckily, she did and he was finally rescued. he's sharing his story with us finally rescued. he's sharing his story with us today, tuesday, march 29, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> welcome to "today" on this tuesday morning. i'm meredith vieira. >> i'm matt lauer. president obama vowed america's role would be limited in libya last night. he told the nation we had fulfilled the pledge, we had done wha
>>> good evening and thanks for joining us. i'm raj mathai. >> and i'm jessica aguirre. want to get you right to this new round of wicked weather moving into the bay area. marianne favro joins us live with more fear that rain there trigger mud slideses in areas already ravaged by the storm. >> but first, jeff ranieri tracking this next big storm. it's one after the other. >> while the latest round didn't bring a whole lot in the way of rainfall, we did see winds gusting up to 40 miles per hour. and it's all of this rain, one storm ststems that's reallyor te helpin to keep this ground saturated. redwood city topping out with over an inch in the past 46 hours. two storms in two days. the first one arriving this morning and the second one is offshore. however, i want to bring your attention to this isolated rain we're still finding ourselves with. it's this break in between storms. heavier pockets of rainfall across the peninsula throughout south san francisco. also into san bruno. but the next storm is stronger than what we had this morning. and we're talking about some powerful winds
with troubling side effects. one woman will share her story. >> it's an exciting morning for us launching our new website today.com. to mark the event we are doing something we have never done before. >> starting in the next half hour, while we are on the air kathie lee and hoda will be live online hosting the today.com show showing you what goes on behind the scenes during tod "today." they are upstairs in hair and makeup or as they call it, the sober valley spa. they will take us inside the control room. we'll check in on guests in the green room as well. for the first time this morning, history-making. myth is going to be tweeting. >> between now and then i have to figure out what that is. >> is this a long-term plan or a one day and out? >> this is a one day, maybe long term. >> okay. good. thanks for that. let us begin on this tuesday morning with soaring gas prices. according to aaa, the national average is $3.52, up 40 cents in a month. in california, where prices are highest in the country, the average is a staggering $3.96. that coming from san francisco. miguel almaguer is there. good m
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